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Obituaries from October 2012

ROBERT T. YOUNGBLOOD, JR. (10/31/12)
Robert T. Youngblood Jr., of Grandview, was born Oct. 15, 1931, in Oak Grove, Ark., a son of Robert T. and Harriet LuVesta (Nance) Youngblood. He departed this life Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Eagle Rock at the age of 81 years. He grew up in Oak Grove, Ark., where he attended the Parrott and Blue Eye, Arkansas schools. ...
DIANE THOMPSON (10/31/12)
Diane Thompson, 65, of Exeter, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at her home. She was born on Aug. 1, 1947, to Herbert and Mary Williams Harris in Joplin. On Jan. 22, 1965, she married Dale W. Thompson, Sr., in Joplin. Both she and Dale attended Joplin Senior High School. ...
CATHERINE MARIE HICKS (10/31/12)
Catherine Marie Hicks, 101, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in her home. Arrangements will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob, Missouri. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
ROBERT EUGENE CALK (10/31/12)
Robert Eugene Calk, Sr., 74, of Exeter, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. He was born on April 14, 1938, in Tioga, Texas, the son of William Claude and Ruby (Moses) Calk. On Oct. 31, 1959, in Arlington, Texas, he was united to Angeletta Reed, who survives...
FRANKIE PEARL VANDERPOOL (10/24/12)
Frankie Pearl Vanderpool, 79, of Cassville, passed away on Oct. 18. 2012. She was born in the Washburn Prairie/Corinth area on Nov. 10, 1932. She is predeceased by her parents, Rolland and Veva Hopkins, and two brothers, Robert and Darrell Hopkins. Survivors include: her three sons, Terry Roscoe, of San Francisco, Calif., Chris Roscoe, of Mesa, Ariz., and Crockett Roscoe, of Fort Worth, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Wendell and Jim Hopkins, of Cassville, and Jay Hopkins, of Pleasant Hope; and three sisters, Peggy McCain and Donna Guzman, of San Jose, Calif., and Betty Shockley, of Cassville.. ...
QUIN GARY TEGERDINE (10/24/12)
Quin Gary Tegerdine, infant son of Gary and Emily Kate (Cowherd) Tegerdine, passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in the University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia. Survivors include: his parents, Gary and Emily Katie (Cowherd) Tegerdine of Columbia; one brother, Connor Tegerdine, of the home; maternal grandparents, Don and Cheri Cowherd, of Billings, and Kathy Cowherd, of Columbia; paternal grandparents, Maureen and Gary Tegerdine, Sr., of Columbia; great-grandparents, Ernest and Mary Cowherd, of Purdy, Emily Griggs, of Austin, Texas, Dorothy Tumulty, of Columbia, and Elizabeth Tegerdine, of Columbia.. ...
MORRISS FRANKLYN "MOREY" PARKER (10/24/12)
Morriss Franklyn "Morey" Parker, 75, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in his home. He was born Sept. 19, 1937, in Round Rock, Texas, the son of Carl and Minnie (Selstrom) Parker. On Sept. 30, 1984, in Las Vegas, Nev., he was united in marriage to Lena Marie "Lee" (Orlando) Schilz, who survives...
NEIL ROY O'DONNELL (10/24/12)
Neil Roy O'Donnell, 73, of Washburn, passed away Friday, Oct.19, 2012, in Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in Rogers, Ark. He was born June 2, 1939, in Burnett, Wis. On Aug. 2, 1986, in Burnett, he was united in marriage to Marian Borresen, who survives...
DORIS MARK (10/24/12)
Doris Mark, 81, of Fairview, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born June 10, 1931, in Augusta, Kan., the daughter of Leslie and Eliza (Hilburn) Chappell. She was united in marriage to Raymond Edward Mark and to this union six children were born...
JACKIE LEE LARKIN (10/24/12)
Jackie Lee Larkin, 73, of Monett, passed away at his home on Sunday Oct. 21, 2012. He was born Nov. 23, 1938, the son of the late Roscoe and Wilma (Inman) Larkin. He was united in marriage on Nov. 12, 1998, to Karen Gottschalk in Mt. Vernon, and she survives...
JOYCE LAHR (10/24/12)
Joyce Lahr, 62, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Circle of Life Hospice at Legacy Village in Bentonville, Ark. She was born on March 22, 1950, in Stella, daughter of Kennith and Crilla (Cook) DeWitt. She was a 1968 graduate of Southwest High School and received her master's degree in education from Drury University in Springfield. ...
WILLIAM H. "BILL" HOLMAN (10/24/12)
William H. "Bill" Holman, 95, of Raymore, MO passed away October 20, 2012. Visitation was at 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October, 23 at Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Mo. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today (Wednesday) October 24 at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville, Mo., with services 10 a.m. Thursday, October 25 with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville, Mo...
PEARLENE HILBURN (10/24/12)
PEARLENE HILBURN Pearlene Hilburn, 87, passed away on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at her home in Cassville. She was born on Oct. 26, 1924, in Ozark, Ark., daughter of Harvey and Annie (Lasiter) Boggess. She has lived in Barry County since she was 10 years old. She was a homemaker. She was united in marriage to Lavern Hilburn on July 31, 1942. Lavern preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 2010...
RONALD E. GEROT (10/24/12)
Ronald E. Gerot, 72, of Exeter, passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in his home. Arrangements will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
CHARLES WADE DE GRAFFENREID (10/23/12)
Charles Wade DeGraffenreid, 89, of Bolivar, Mo., passed away at his home Monday Oct. 22, 2012, surrounded by his family. Charles was born July 31, 1923 in Aldrich, Mo., the son of Charles Ceibert and Genie Alice Coffey DeGraffenreid. Charles was the 10th of 11 children, which all preceded him in death. He met and married the love of his life, Dorothy May Bates on July 31, 1943, in St. Louis, Mo. To this union was born six sons...
FRANCES CROCKER (10/23/12)
Frances Crocker "Grannie Frannie", 65, of Wheaton, passed away on Oct. 15, 2012, at Cox South in Springfield. She was born on July 6, 1947, to Harry and Jettie Lois (Ward) Hough in Stockton, Calif. In 1978, she was united in marriage to Larry Crocker in Carson City, Nev. They moved to Purdy in 1989. She worked for Ramey's grocery store. She later owned and operated Fran's BBQ in Purdy. She was an active member of the Wheaton Street Machines...
LUCAS RAY BRIGGS (10/24/12)
Lucas Ray Briggs, three month old son of Evin McPherson and Courtney Briggs, of Golden, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Survivors include: his parents; his grandmother, Melina Briggs, of Golden; and great grandparents, Ray and Margaret Dick, of Golden...
NORMA JEAN "JEANNIE" YOUNGMAN (10/16/12)
Norma Jean "Jeannie" Youngman, 80, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in her home. She was born on March 14, 1932, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of Lewis Raymond and Carrie Lavon (Nichols) Perkins. In 1951, she was united in marriage to Johnny Gemmecke, who preceded her in death January 1973. She later married Murrel Youngman, who preceded her in death August 1995. She was also preceded in death by her parents...
QUIN GARY TEGERDINE (10/16/12)
Graveside services for Quin Gary Tegerdine, infant son of Gary and Emily Kate (Cowherd) Tegerdine, will be held at 12 p.m. (noon) Friday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
GALE G. STOCKTON (10/16/12)
Gale G. Stockton, 72, of Purdy, passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at the Mercy Hospital in Cassville. He was born on June 13, 1940, son of General and Tracy (Crossland) Stockton, in Purdy. He was a graduate of Purdy High School and a life-long resident of the Purdy area...
BLANCHE SNYDER (10/16/12)
Blanche Elizabeth Snyder, 92, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Monday, October 15, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. She was born February 4, 1920, in Seligman, Missouri, the daughter of John Franklin and Maude Ethal (Pippin) Snyder, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was one brother, Wayne Snyder...
DR. JAMES E. RUDD (10/16/12)
Dr. James E. Rudd died at his home on Oct. 10, 2012. He was born July 17, 1928, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Ward H. and Pauline (Cushman) Rudd. He was united in marriage to Willa Don Graves on June 3, 1956, at the South Joplin Christian Church. He was a member of the Neosho United Methodist Church, The Southwest Missouri Optometric Society, and The Missouri Optometric Association, of which he was a past president...
JOYCE MAHURIN (10/16/12)
Joyce R. Mahurin, 52, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born Nov. 24, 1959, in Sacramento, Calif., the daughter of Thurman Ray and Emma Lou (Harrison) Wilson. She was united in marriage to Johnnie Mahurin, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents...
JERALD ELROY LEHMAN (10/16/12)
Jerald Elroy Lehman, 76, of Wheelerville, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Cox South in Springfield. He was born in Abilene, Kan., on April 6, 1936, to Earl and Grace Lehman. After completing high school, he attended Bakers University where he graduated and began his teaching career. He also worked for the YMCA in Springfield for 30 years...
DELORES ANN JONES (10/16/12)
Dolores Ann Jones, 100 years old, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. She was born Jan. 13, 1912, in Chesterfield, the daughter of Charles and Lillian Miller. She had one son, Richard Jones, of Shell Knob. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Ethel Campbell and Norma Walther, and one brother, George Miller, of St. Louis. She moved to Shell Knob from Evansville, Ind., in 1989...
OTIS WARNER "RED" FARWELL (10/16/12)
O.W. "Red" Farwell passed away at home surrounded by his family on October 2, 2012. He was born November 12, 1922, near Eagle Rock, Mo., to the late Otto Farwell and Mary Elizabeth (Mae) Ireland Farwell. Red attended a one room school in Eagle Rock, Mo., and graduated in 1941 from Cassville High School. ...
GERALD DEAN DIERS (10/16/12)
Gerald Dean Diers, 78, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in his home. He was born on Aug. 7, 1934, in Hunter, Kan., the son of August and Daisy (Pounds) Diers, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was one brother, Vernon Diers...
SHERRI CLANCY (10/10/12)
Sherri Clancy, 44, of Cassville, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark. She was born on Feb. 13, 1968, to Larry Johnson and Kathryn (Smith) Johnson in Neosho. On April 28, 1990, she was joined in marriage to Scott Clancy in Bentonville, Ark. She worked at True Value in Cassville and at George's in Butterfield for many years. She was a member of the Church of Christ...
GERALD DEAN DIERS (10/10/12)
Gerald Dean Diers, 78, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in his home. Arrangements will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
NORMA JEAN "JEANNIE" YOUNGMAN (10/10/12)
Norma Jean "Jeannie" Youngman, 80, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in her home. Arrangements will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
JAMES HAGERMAN (10/03/12)
James Wray Hagerman, 89, of Shell Knob, passed away on Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012, at his home. He was born on Aug. 24, 1923, to Wray and Helen (Dyette) Hagerman in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was the second genera- tion carpenter following in the footsteps of his dad. ...
ORVAL WILBANKS (10/03/12)
Orval Wilbanks, 77, of Washburn, passed away Sat- urday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Rogers, Ark. He was born March 8, 1935, in Versailles, the son of Willard and Mary (Campbell) Wilbanks. On Feb. 26, 1955, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Gladys Rose, who survives...
CECIL J. "DUKE" SHERFY (10/03/12)
Cecil J. "Duke" Sherfy, 81, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in his home. He was born June 28, 1931, in Michigan, the son of Cecil V. and Blanch (Steele) Sherfy. On March 7, 1951, in St. Louis County, he was united in marriage to Margaret "Peggy" Hoehne, who preceded him in death on July 2, 2003. Also pre- ceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Edward Sherfy; and one sister, Leta Ering...
DICK THORP (10/03/12)
Richard G. (Dick) Thorp, 77, of Golden, passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at his home. He was born in Lam- bert, Okla., on June 14, 1935, the son of Jerry Lee Thorp and Alda Lorraine (Johnson) Thorp. He was united in marriage on Aug. 18, 1956, to Margaret Kokaly, who survives...
INA I. STEPHENS (10/03/12)
Ina I. Stephens, 93, of Washburn, passed away Sat- urday, Sept. 29, 2012, in her home. She was born Sept. 9, 1919, in Washburn, the daughter of Lemma and Ola (Pippin) Rose. On Sept. 15, 1937, in Washburn, she was united in marriage to Titus "T.R." Stephens, who pre- ceded her in death on March 27, 2000. Also preceding her in death were her parents; a daughter in infancy; five brothers; three sisters; and two siblings in infancy...
DAVE DIVERS (10/03/12)
Robert David "Dave" Divers, 77, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. He was born June 25, 1935, in St. Louis, the son of Ray and Dortha (David) Divers. On Feb. 14, 1959, in Flat River, he was united in marriage to Peggy Arisman, who survives...